Our Team

Team Overview

At San Jose Day Nursery, our team is passionate about serving children.  The Mothers, Educational Director, and teachers all work together to create an efficient and productive environment.  Through their tireless efforts, our establishment excels in every way.  Ultimately, our team aspires to provide an extraordinary experience for every child.

Educational Director

Jamie Lefkowitz, our Educational Director, works with our teachers intensively to provide weekly professional development. She has a Masters in Science from Bank Street College of Education in Early Childhood Bilingual/Dual Language Education and a Masters in Science from Cornell University in Human Development. She has experience teaching early childhood in special education as well as dual language settings and has coached teachers in the NYC Department of Education. She was selected as one of 17 from over 4,600 nominations as a recipient of a Big Apple Award and works alongside NYC Public Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña on an advisory board. 

Mothers

San Jose Day Nursery is operated with the gracious work of five nuns from the Congregation of the Mothers of the Helpless. The Congregation was founded in Spain in the year 1875 and has been helping children in New York City for over a hundred years! Now, it has expanded internationally and continues to spread love and care all around the world. The Mothers at San Jose Day Nursery are passionate about helping children from all backgrounds. 

Teachers
Our incredible teachers are passionate, dedicated, intelligent, and creative. They plan thoughtfully and thoroughly and they  execute flexibly and lovingly in order to provide our students with high quality learning opportunities, a happy and safe environment, and special memories.
430 West 20th Street
New York, New York 10011
Congregation of
The Mothers of the Helpless
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